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January 2017 Archive


Thursday, January 19, 2017     
CHILD DEVELOPMENT STUDENT TEXTBOOK LOAN PROGRAM       
The Truman Child Development faculty are pleased to announce that it has a limited amount of required textbooks for free loan through our Perkins Grant. Textbooks are available for th following courses:      
  • ​CD101
  • CD107
  • CD201
  • CD120
  • CD259
These textbooks are for use for Spring 2017 courses only, and must be returned at the end of the class in good condition with no writing or highlighting.         

Please read the explanation of the textbook loan program and eligibility requirements. If eligible, students must complete this survey on or before the extended deadline of January 23 to be considered. Textbooks will be given out using the Perkins Special Populations eligibility requirements on a first-come, first-served basis.        

Students may be eligible for a textbook for multiple courses through this program; students should indicate all courses they would like to be considered for on the survey. Students may receive this information multiple times, but please complete the survey only once.       

Contact Leslie Layman, Child Development Coordinator, 773.907.4059, with questions.        

Students will receive an email if they have been awarded a textbook for loan. Loaned textbooks will be available for pick up the first and second week of classes.        


Thursday, January 19, 2017           
RACE TO THE TOP EARLY LEARNING CHALLENGE GRANT - LIMITED TIME REIMBURSEMENT FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT STUDENTS          
Here is a chance to apply for funds to support you in continuing your education and working towards a Gateways Credential or early childhood degree. Any educator working in an Illinois early learning program is eligible to apply regardless of the setting, including preschool for all, Early Head Start/Head Start, child care centers and family child care homes.          

You can apply for up to $503 per credit hour towards tuition and fees for coursework taken in Fall 2016 or Winter/Spring/Summer 2017. In addition, you can apply for up to $1,000 to repay an outstanding debt to an Illinois college or university that may be preventing you from enrolling in courses or receiving your transcript. All educators working in an Illinois early learning program are welcome to apply, however priority will be given to the following groups:          
  • ​Individuals who can demonstrate substantial progress toward a Gateways Credential or Degree by December of 2017.
  • Preschool for all teacher assistants pursuing a degree path that leads to a professional educator license with a bilingual or ESL endorsement.
  • Individuals pursuing a Gateway​ Infant Toddler credential.
  • Individuals participating in a structured cohort sponsored by an institution of higher education or local collaboration.
Please be aware that because funds are limited, not all reimbursement requests will be granted.           

This is a limited time offer available from January 2017 through April 20, 2017.           

Please see the Gateways to Opportunity​ Website for more information and applications.          

The Truman Child Development Program is offering application support. You may contact Kate ConnorAngela Cotromanes, or Leslie Layman for an appointment or stop by the department office in Room 2170 to see registration and drop in hours.        



Tuesday, January 17, 2017            
READING CENTER REMODELING CONSTRUCTION BEGINS            
The Reading Center - Room 1220B) will be under construction starting this week to remodel and update the space to accommodate more students. The Center is increasing the number of computers for student use from eight to 36. Construction will last approximately five to six weeks during which time the Reading Center will maintain full service (drop-ins and 1-on-1 appointments) but will be in Room 2923 until construction is completed. Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.            



Tuesday, January 17, 2017              
GO GREEN! THINK BEFORE YOU PRINT             
Think before you print. Here are some tips on how we can "Go Green" with regards to printing documents:             
  1. ​Preview the document before printing: Paper is very often wasted because people don't take the time to preview their documents before printing. Previewing the document can save you tie and potentially a lot of trees. Click the File Tab or keyboard shortcut Alt+F and choose Print to open the printer properties and settings. On the right of the screen you will see how your document will look exactly once it has been printed.
  2. Extend the margins on documents: Extending the margins allows you to fit more text on each paper sheet. Not all documents are printed for binding.
  3. Print on both sides of the paper: Double-side (duplex printing) is a proven tactic for reducing paper usage.
  4. Print only the pages you really need. This one is pretty obvious, but it is also easily overlooked. It takes effort to check the page numbers of pages you actually need to print, to memorize or note them down (in your preferred note-taking program), and then type specific pages, custom ranges or sections in print settings.
  5. Go paperless with electronic sharing and digital archiving: People who opt to print their Word and Excel reports, or even PowerPoint presentations, over sending electronic files often do it from fear that their documents will look different when opened on another computer. Upload documents to Blackboard for students to view from their devices.
  6. Pint one copy and share using the document camera.
  7. Please do not print this newsletter; read it electronically.


Tuesday, January 17, 2017              
CPS SCIENCE FAIR SEEKS JUDGES FOR JANUARY 20 EVENT                        
Chicago Public Schools will again host its Science Fair at Truman College on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, and CPS is looking amongst the ranks of Truman students, faculty and staff for judges. Those interested in participating as judges must register in advance HERE. Judges attend an orientation at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 20 and judging runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with judges having the ability to choose from a variety of time slots within that period. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided to the judges. For more information, contact Meredith Murphy, College to Careers Coordinator, at 773-907-4650, mgallo-murphy@ccc.edu. ​     



Tuesday, January 17, 2017              
TRUMAN MEN'S BASKETBALL                  
Falcons vs. Olive Harvey College                  
Wednesday, January 18, 7 p.m.              
Dave Rowlands Sports Center            
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017               
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Friday, January 13, 2017                 
AAWCC Truman Women Students $500 Recognition Award               
​The Truman Chapter​ of the American Association of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) is offering a recognition award to a Truman woman student who has demonstrated determination and commitment to her educational, career, and personal goals, and who has struggled to overcome obstacles in her life to achieve these goals.

You can apply for this award if                 
  • You are currently enrolled for a minimum of six hours in the Truman credit program or the Truman Technical Center
  • Truman College is your home campus
  • You have not yet earned an Associate's Degree or a Bachelor's Degree in the United States or outside of the United States
  • You have already completed at least 12 credit hours in the credit program at Truman or 15 hours in a Truman Technical Center
  • You have a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • You have not already received the Truman AAWCC Recognition Award in the past
The following criteria will be taken into consideration by the selection committee:                 
  • Educational, career and personal goals
  • Determination and commitment to achieve the goals
  • Obstacles that you have overcome in order to meet these goals
  • Active participation and/or leadership roles in organizations, especially those that support women
  • Community service
Applications are available from Naeema Mahmood in Room 162 or Teresa Walker in Room 118 (Larry McKeon Student Services Building), and they can be requested a an email attachment at trc-aawcc.@ccc.edu. Completed applications must be submitted by Friday, Feb. 24. Application can be completed on a computer and sent as an attachment to trc-aawcc@ccc.edu.            




Friday, January 6, 2017                 
TRUMAN MEN'S BASKETBALL                   
Falcons vs. Elgin Community College                   
Saturday, January 7, 1 p.m.                   
Dave Rowlands Sports Center                 

Falcons vs. Daley College                   
Tuesday, January 10, 7 p.m.                   
Dave Rowlands Sports Center                 

Falcons vs. Kennedy-King College                   
Thursday, January 12, 7 p.m.                   
Dave Rowlands Sports Center                 
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Friday, January 6, 2017                 
WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS SOUGHT                   
Truman Student Activities is about to begin the planning of its annual Women's History Month celebration and is looking for members of the Truman community to serve on the planning committee. It's an important opportunity to provide powerful and inspiring programs to our students and community. If you are interested in participating, please contact Tony Kwiatkowski                   

If you do not have the time to serve on the committee, you can still help by:                   
  • Providing programming ideas
  • Sending information about possible speakers
  • Making suggestions for movies
  • Providing a topic of discussion
  • Helping the committee contact community leaders who can provide their services.


Friday, January 6, 2017                 
TRUMAN INSTRUCTOR'S REVIEW OF "A CROWN FOR GUMECINDO" APPEARS ONLINE                    
Truman creative writing instructor Diego Baez ​recently reviewed Laurie Ann Guerrero's book, A Crown for Gumecindo​, on the Website The Rump​us. His review, which was an extension of his presentation at Truman's faculty development week, "What Lies at the Heart of the Heroic Crown", can be seen here.                  
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Friday, January 6, 2017                    
CPS SCIENCE FAIR SEEKS JUDGES FOR JANUARY 20 EVENT                        
Chicago Public Schools will again host its Science Fair at Truman College on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, and CPS is looking amongst the ranks of Truman students, faculty and staff for judges. Those interested in participating as judges must register in advance HERE. Judges attend an orientation at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 20 and judging runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with judges having the ability to choose from a variety of time slots within that period. A continental breakfast and lunch are provided to the judges. For more information, contact Meredith Murphy, College to Careers Coordinator, at 773-907-4650, mgallo-murphy@ccc.edu. ​                       
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